New Riders of the Purple Sage Live at The Harding Theatre on 1971-09-23
SET ONE: tuning; Working Man Blues; Superman; I Don't Know You; Swinging Doors; Rainbow; Six Days On The Road; Portland Woman; Hello, Mary Lou; audience member song; Glendale Train; All I Ever Wanted; Truck Drivin' Man; Henry; SET TWO: Sailing; Fair Chance To Know; I Don't Need No Doctor; Runnin' Back To You; Brown Eyed Handsome Man; The Weight; Connection; Last Lonely Eagle; Louisiana Lady; Willie And The Hand Jive
Collection NewRidersofthePurpleSageBand/Artist New Riders of the Purple SageVenue The Harding TheatreLocation San Francisco, CASource Audience Master Cassette , mic and deck unknown.Lineage Nackamichi MR-1 (master cassette playback) > Fostex D5 DAT deck (A>D only) > Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O > Sound Forge (wav editing and track IDs) > SHNTOOL (SBE fix) > MKW Audio Compression Toolkit (shn)Taped by Randy DavisTransferred by Noah Weiner
John Dawson - rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert - bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia - pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden - drums
First set was recorded at the stage, second set back some rows. Thus, the recording quality of set two is not as good as set one. Set one is extremely clear, save for the vocals being a tad muddy coming off the monitors rahter than the PA. Set two is not bad, per say, but the with set one sounding **so** nice, set two might leave you wishing that the taper had not moved at all. Randy moved because he thought that the tape might sound better if he moved back some. Alas, set two sounds like a good 1971 recording, where set one is spot on amazing for 1971. This entire recording has a very good *feel* to it. The band was very relaxed and playing extremely well together.
There were only 20 to 30 people in the audience.
A > D by Noah Weiner, September 2002
Purple Sage Music Tree Round 02 - January, 2003
September 28, 2012
This is wondeful!
No complaints about the sound from me! By the time I finally saw tha Dead Jerry was no longer playing. Missed him by about two mos.DAMN! Those 20 t0 30 people were lucky to say the least. This is NRPS at their best. Laid back, relaxed and settled into a nice groove. Wish Jerry had stayed a bit longer. Thanks so much for this show. Perfect after a long day.